What is lupus?
Lupus is a complex autoimmune disorder where the body’s cells are attacked by one’s own immune system. This leads to inflammation and damage to various parts of the body, including the joints, kidneys, skin, heart, lungs, blood vessels, and brain. Our specialists come together to care for patients with all forms of lupus:
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): lupus that affects multiple tissues and organs
- Cutaneous (skin) lupus, including Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) and subacute cutaneous lupus
- Lupus kidney disease, also known as lupus nephritis
Lupus Diagnosis and Treatment
Lupus affects every patient differently, and can be hard to diagnose because of its varied and non-specific symptoms. That’s why we offer a multidisciplinary care model and all the latest medication options. At BMC, you can get in quickly to see two or three specialists on the same day and you’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind treatment plan for all aspects of your condition. Our patient navigators help plan these coordinated visits, and will ensure you receive timely and appropriate follow-up.
To learn more about diagnosis and treatment options, please contact Boston Medical Center's Lupus Clinic.